Harakiri Announce New Vocalist

From Harakiri’s MySpace:

First of all, many thanks to all of the people who submitted for
the harakiri vocalist position. We received some good submissions,
and we really want to thank those who took the time for this. This
was a very hard thing for us to do, and a tough decision to make.
We love Matt as a friend and a vocalist, but we had to move on as
‘kiri is still in our blood. We weren’t looking for a weak
imitation of Matt or someone trying to clone him otherwise. We were
looking for someone with strong vocals, a viscious attack, and the
ability to write interesting and intelligent lyrics. In our opinion
the new guy would have some big shoes to fill. At this time, We’d
like to announce Aaron Davis as the new member of Harakiri. His
vocals, lyrics, confidence, and enthusiasm grabbed our attention
from the beginning. I know its hard to add a new member to any
band, especially a vocalist position, but we are confident he is
more than capable of the job. Now hopefully he can put up with our
shit. Please welcome Aaron to the band!

We are still writing for the new album. progress has been steady
and as soon as we hash out these last ideas we’ll be hitting the
studio.

Oh, and guess what??? We’re playing shows again. We are on Dudefest
here in indy on July 28th (i think?maybe 27th? i gotta check). We
will also have some other show announcemeents soon. Please get in
touch for booking us. Not sure how many shows we will accept right
now due to writing/recording so don’t be offended if we say no, but
it doesn’t hurt to ask.

Thanks so much for your patience. probably post a basement demo
song sometime in the near future.

chris and ‘kiri

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Necrophagist Announce New Drummer

NECROPHAGIST has added drummer Marco Minnemann to
their line-up. Minnemann replaces Hannes Grossmann, who announced
his departure from the group earlier this year. Necrophagist
comments:

“The band is absolutely stoked to announce that Marco Minnemann
will be drumming on the new Necrophagist album, due in 2008. We
can’t wait to work on arranging the new songs with such an
incredibly talented, proficient and complete musician/composer. The
list of musicians Marco collaborated with throughout his impressive
career includes but is not limited to legends such as Paul Gilbert,
Mike Keneally, Allan Holdsworth, Terry Bozzio, Chad Wackerman,
etc.”

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Odious Mortem Add Bassist.

ODIOUS MORTEM have added bassist Ivan Munguia (ex
CARNIVOROUS) to the line up. Comments the band: “Ivan has been a
friend of ours for years, we’re happy to have him jamming with us.
We’re are are currently setting some California shows around the
release of the new CD (April/May). Dates will be posted soon!”

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Harakiri Auditioning Singers

HARAKIRI has begun auditioning replacements for
singer Matt Reese, who left the band in January. The group has
issued the following update:

“The search for a new vocalist is on. We’ve started the audition
process. We have some good candidates for sure. We’re hoping to
wrap this up fairly soon so if anyone out there, who hasn’t
contacted us already, is still interested in trying out get with us
asap. Or if you inquired about it but we didn’t get back to you,
message us again. Things were getting hectic there for a second and
I am afraid some emails may have been missed.

We are steadily progressing on the writing of the songs for the new
album (musically that is). We pretty much finished up another new
one yesterday. We’re anxious to get all this done and hit the
studio and play some shows.

Anyway, we’re alive and trying to push this forward as fast as we
can. Once a vocalist is decided upon we’ll throw up a demo track
probably.”

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Neuraxis Officially Announce New Vocalist

Montreal based NEURAXIS have announced that
vocalist
Alex Leblanc (ATHERETIC, POINT BLANK RAGE) has joined
as permanent member of the band. The band comments:
“After completing the European Domination tour, we
knew Alex was the right man for the job. His vocals
were crushing, and he displayed a very intense energy
both onstage and offstage. We look forward to Alex
contributing to the writing of our next album.”

NEURAXIS has confirmed they will be touring Canada
in
May with MARTYR. The following dates have been
confirmed:

Mar. 24 – L’Epiphanie, QC @ Epiphanie Metal Fest (w/MARTYR)
Apr. 06 – Quebec, QC @ L’Imperial (w/ MARTYR)
Apr. 27 – Ottawa, QC @ Babylon (w/GHOULUNATICS)

May 17 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Office (w/ MARTYR)
May 18 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo (w/ MARTYR)
May 22 – Calgary, AB @ The Underground (w/ MARTYR)
May 23 – Edmonton, AB @ The Mead Hall (w/ MARTYR)
May 24 – Prince George, BC @ The Moose Hall (w/MARTYR)
May 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Balmoral (w/ MARTYR)
May 26 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Club (w/ MARTYR)

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Maruta Sign To Willowtip

We are proud to announce the signing of Floridian death
metal/grind band MARUTA. Comments the band, “We
are very proud to announce that we will be joining forces with the
almighty Willowtip Records. We here at the Maruta camp admire a lot
of the releases they have put out in the past and are stoked as
fuck!”

Formed in 2005, Maruta self-released a four-song demo in 2005.
Tracks from both the demo and the group’s upcoming album, “In
Narcosis” can be heard here.

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